Ms. Ashlyn Strozier will join the Department of Religious Studies as a Lecturer in August 2021. Ms. Strozier holds an M.Ed. from Georgia State University, an M.Div. from the Interdenominational Theological Center, and will complete her Ph.D. in Religion with a concentration in Women’s Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University this summer.
Her scholarship is attentive to religion, race, and health with a clear focus on religion, gender, and sexuality. Her dissertation is entitled, “A Womanist Theo-Ethic of Reproductive Freedom: An Ethnographic Study of Black Women's Faith and Reproductive Decisions.” In it, she examines black feminism, ethnography, health policy, and African American religion as she explores black women’s reproductive health.
This fall, Ms. Strozier will teach RELS 2001 and RELS 3700, a topics course in her area of expertise. Moving forward, she will teach courses in Race and Religion in the United States and Black Feminist/Womanist Ethics of Care.